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Intrinsic Assessability

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print November 1992 | ISBN: 9780198239444
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679919 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0011

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

Intrinsic Assessability

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This chapter defines intrinsic assessability and discusses non-arbitrary assessability. An account of intrinsic assessability is expected to yield an account of knowledge which will be helpful to the analysis of knowledge. Someone who knows something must be right. That is what makes knowledge worth having and experts worth consulting. And that deceptively simple truth is what every analysis of knowledge aims to capture. Intrinsic assessability requires that an appropriate non-accidentally response must be non-accidentally right for the right sort of reason. This chapter includes discussion on: the basic requirements of intrinsic assessability; an analysis of knowledge; non-accidental correctness; epistemological internalism; the right sort of reason; and a structure that non-arbitrary assessability requires.

Keywords: intrinsic assessability; non-arbitrary assessability; analysis of knowledge; non-accidental response; right sort of reason

Chapter.  12959 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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